CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

Post-Pandemic Pax Patterns

The latest overused term circulating among the media is “New Normal”. Everyone, in every field is looking for signs of what may emerge as post-pandemic patterns of behaviors, and particularly whether these behaviors are temporary or permanent – a new normal. This makes sense since long term adjustments in business models may have to be made, and so it is with airlines and their passengers (airline shorthand – pax) returning to flying. If you’ve done any amount of flying since the pandemic, it’s ...

Posted By Mat Meyer | 1/31/2023 2:18:04 PM

International Airline Technical Pool (IATP)

International Airline Technical Pool (IATP) By Roy Resto It was a wintry, snowy, dark night at the airport (I know that sounds cheesy, but hey, it’s fun). Forebodingly, you have only one flight a day there and are minimally staffed and equipped. To your horror the flight skids and overruns the runway while landing. No one’s hurt and the damage to the aircraft appears minimal. After the FAA clears the scene, airport officials turn up the pressure to get the aircraft cleared of the runway, and the...

Posted By Jeanne Meade | 12/1/2022 12:07:00 PM

Certifications For Avionics Technicians

Many of you buy and sell avionics parts and/or have Repair Stations/Approved Maintenance Organisations. As such I’d like to share with you the options that exist globally regarding the credentials which avionics technicians may bring to your attention during the hiring process, including the relatively new NCATT (National Center for Aircraft Technician Training) Certification. Before starting, since this article is addressing a global topic, we need to point out that generally, the terms Technic...

Posted By Jeanne Meade | 10/2/2022 11:21:30 AM


Noteworthy is a compilation of interesting news items presented in summary form. In this issue: Stats: buoyancy of the freighter aircraft marketplace1 Millions retired early during the pandemic. Many are now returning to work, new data shows2 Bolen Calls for 'Bold Actions' To Address Aviation Workforce3 Changes to inventory: Stock on Hand4 Stats: Advanced Air Mobility (Drones)5 World’s Largest Jet Engine6 Boeing Commercial Forecast Excerpts7 From Just In Time to Just In Case8 Global aviation wil...

Posted By Jeanne Meade | 8/1/2022 8:58:51 AM


The use of 3PLs by manufacturers, distributors, and MROs are noticeably on the rise. This article will examine the phenomenon. First, what is a 3PL? As the illustration below demonstrates, a 3PL (3rd Party Logistics) performs logistics processes on behalf of manufacturers and distributors. In other words, your material is being inventoried by a company who specializes in warehousing. Source Why use 3PLs? Everyone is looking for ways to trim and simplify operations, reduc...

Posted By Jeanne Meade | 6/3/2022 1:45:32 PM


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